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Archive: Sustainability

17 Apr 2014

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

by FRED PEARCE
In its latest report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides hope that this transformation can occur in time to hold off the worst impacts of global warming. READ MORE

10 Apr 2014

Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands?

by WILLIAM LAURANCE
As global population soars, efforts to boost food production will inevitably be focused on the world’s tropical regions. Can this agricultural transformation be achieved without destroying the remaining tropical forests of Africa, South America, and Asia? READ MORE

13 Mar 2014

In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist

by LISA PALMER
As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change. READ MORE

10 Mar 2014

A New Leaf in the Rainforest: Longtime Villain Vows Reform

by RHETT BUTLER
Few companies have done as much damage to the world’s tropical forests as Asia Pulp & Paper. But under intense pressure from its customers and conservation groups, APP has embarked on a series of changes that could significantly reduce deforestation in Indonesia and serve as a model for forestry reform. READ MORE

06 Mar 2014

Wendell Berry: A Strong Voice For Local Farming and the Land

by ROGER COHN
For six decades, writer Wendell Berry has spoken out in defense of local agriculture, rural communities, and the importance of caring for the land. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his Kentucky farm, his activism, and why he remains hopeful for the future. READ MORE

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e360 digest

08 Apr 2014: A Personal Note on Peter Matthiessen, Who Wrote Eloquently of the Natural World

25 Mar 2014: Consumer Products Giants Commit to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

06 Mar 2014: An e360 Interview with Wendell Berry: Strong Voice for Local Farms and the Land

21 Feb 2014: Rewritable Paper and Water Ink Could Cut Paper Waste, Scientists Report

11 Feb 2014: Shrinking Household Size May Offset Progress in Curbing Population

10 Feb 2014: Photo Essay: In New Orleans, an Architect Makes Water His Ally

23 Jan 2014: NASA Images Show Severity Of California's Record-Setting Drought

16 Jan 2014: Pebble Mine Would Endanger Alaska's Bristol Bay, Major EPA Study Finds

20 Dec 2013: Renewable Energy Comprised Total U.S. November Power Generation Gains

18 Dec 2013: Mapping Course and Software Make Forest Monitoring Widely Accessible


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